Wild Dogs a one-act chamber opera
The inspiration: Wild Dogs is a one-act chamber opera based on the novel of the same name by award-winning Canadian novelist Helen Humphreys.
The journey: Wild Dogs explores the innate wildness of the human heart and our inevitable battle between love's wild power and our desire to domesticate it.
The story: Six strangers gather each evening on a farmer's field and call to their dogs who have joined a feral pack living in the woods. One of the group, Lily, a brain-damaged, child-like young woman is inconsolable over the loss of her only friend, a dog she has simply named, Dog. Haunted by hallucinations and driven by the group's unwillingness to search the wood for the pack, Lily dares to enter the wood alone.
Wild Dogs opera is being commissioned and developed by black bachx opera lab in co-operation with Music On Main Society in Vancouver, Canada.